Located in Howard County, Columbia, represents a community of nearly 100,000 residents living in 10 separate villages throughout the area’s 32 square miles. Columbia was conceived and developed by James W. Rouse, who envisioned a new type of community that embraced human values, instead of the more usual economic ones. Opened in 1967 and governed by the Columbia Association, the area was intended by its founder to eliminate racial, religious, and class segregation that was typical with communities based on the more conventional subdivision-style of design.
Comprising more than 30,000 households, Columbia represents a variety of young and old residents, with more than half of those homes occupied by married couples. The average family totals three individuals, with about five percent of the household having at least one person over the age of 65 years. With this size of population, it’s not unusual to see a percentage of these residents having need of medical care from time to time, especially in the case of older residents and those needing more frequent medical attention due to chronic or persistent health problems.
As Baltimore personal injury attorneys, Lebowitz & Mzhen understands how much Maryland residents rely on their local medical community for help in times of physical distress or when emergency medical treatment is required to save a life. Since Columbia’s population has grown ten-fold in the past 40 years, it’s understandable how the local healthcare system has expanded along with the surrounding community. But with larger numbers of people, and greater frequency of medical care and surgical procedures, there inevitably tends to be similar increase in individuals injured as a result of poor medical treatment through improper practices, sometimes by doctors and nurses whose skills were perhaps inadequate in ensuring the health of the patient.
In terms of medical malpractice, nearly 200,000 people, young and old, die each year in the U.S. from incorrect application of medical treatment, poor surgical procedures and other kinds of medical-related negligence. In addition to those killed by medical mistakes, several hundred thousand more Americans are seriously injured, maimed or permanently compromised as a result of errors made by medical doctors, ER surgeons, registered nurses, chiropractors, oral surgeons, nursing home and physical rehabilitation staff, as well as other members of the medical and healthcare field.
Medical malpractice cases can be divided into several major categories, including delays in medical diagnosis, surgical errors, leaving a medical or surgical instrument behind inside the patient, improperly prescribed medicine, errors in administering anesthetic, as well as birth injuries or other kinds of birth trauma.
The law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen has successfully represented victims of malpractice in their legal actions against hospitals and medical clinics; nursing homes, rehabilitation and assisted living facilities; as well as individual physicians and other healthcare professionals. For anyone who believes they have been injured or harmed as a result of the negligent actions, behavior or outright error on the part of a doctor or other medical professional, they owe it to themselves to contact a personal injury lawyer with experience in medical malpractice law.
Being experienced trial lawyers, the attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen understand the value of proper case preparation as it pertains to attaining a pretrial settlement. While many personal injury lawsuits never make it to trial, having been settled out-of-court, this doesn’t negate the need for complete and thorough preparation on the part of the plaintiff’s attorney. In some instances, a case will proceed to trial if a pre-trial settlement is not reached; in these situations, a client should be able to rely on his or her attorney to be fully prepared in order to present the best possible case in court.
At Lebowitz & Mzhen our overriding goal is achieving the best possible results for each and every client we represent. This includes victims of many types of personally injury including car, motorcycle and trucking-related traffic accidents, pharmacy misfills, wrongful death, burn incidents and instances of injury to minors and young children, as well as numerous other kinds of injury cases. We are available for a no-obligation consultation by phone (1-800-654-1949), by e-mail, or by appointment at our offices in Owings Mills, Maryland.Driving Directions
Getting to our main offices is simple. The law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen is located in Owings Mills, Maryland, just 16 miles outside of Baltimore City. Our address is 10 Crossroads Drive, Suite 105, Owings Mills, MD, 21117. One can find us by taking the Jones Falls Expressway to Interstate 695 West. After merging onto I-695 West/ Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop towards Pikesville, go 4.4 miles and take the MD-140 North exit (Exit 20) toward Garrison. Turning right onto Reisterstown Road/MD-140 West, travel 1.3 miles to Crossroads Drive. Turn left onto Crossroads Drive and take the first right onto Park Center Court. Make a left at the first available street into the parking lot that serves our offices. You will find us conveniently located on the first floor, Suite 105.